Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal Culture Tour includes China Grand Canal Museumce, Gongchenqiao, China Umbrellar Museum, China Knife, Scissor and Sword Museum
Duration: 8 hours
China Grand Canal Museum, Gongchenqiao, China Umbrella Museum, China Knife, Scissor and Sword Museum
Your hotel in Hangzhou Downtown, Hangzhou Xiaoshan international airport,hangzhou railway station around 9:00 am.
Your hotel in Hangzhou Downtown, Hangzhou Xiaoshan international airport,hangzhou railway station around 5:00 pm.
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Overview: Hangzhou is the terminal point of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The development of Hangzhou is closely linked to the ups and downs of the canal which connects the past and the future. Today, you will understand how important the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal was.
In the Morning, our Hangzhou private tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou (Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport/Hangzhou Train Station) at 9:00am holding with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal Culture Tour as below:
Our Pick up sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"
Firstly, drive you to visit the China Grand Canal Museum, The museum was officially opened on October 1, 2007, and the name was inscribed by Qiao Shi (乔石), a famous political leader of China Communist Party. Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum is China’s only themed museum with the time-honored Grand Canal.
As the first large-scale special museum on the theme of canal culture in China, China’s Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum collects, protects, studies canal culture data from all-round direction and many angles through four exhibition halls, which are “digging and change of the Grand Canal”, “utilization of the Grand Canal”, “protection of the Grand Canal (Hangzhou part)” and “canal culture”.
Highlight: It reflects and demonstrates the natural scenery and historical culture of the Grand Canal. At present, the museum collects and exhibits thousands of cultural relics and historical data, fully demonstrating the position and function of the Grand Canal in the history of the development of the Chinese nation.
Out of the Museum, then visit the Gongchen Ancient Bridge, In Chinese “Gong” literally means meeting and “Chen” refers to the place where emperors live. Hence, Gongchen Bridge was a symbol of welcome and respect for the king. It is the end point of the Grand Canal as well as the transport hub in Hangzhou Section of Grand Canal. Gongchen Ancient Bridge is the landmark of gongchenqiao Ancient Culture Street on the riverfront of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Built in the 4th year of Chongzhen (崇祯皇帝) reign in Ming Dynasty (1631),
Highlight: Gongchen Bridge is a stone three-arch bridge standing across the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal. In 1986, the bridge was included into the list of cultural relic under municipal protection by Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government. However, the bridge still is in use.
Have lunch at a typical restaurant Nearby the Canal.
After lunch, head to the Chinese Umbrella Museum, China Umbrella Museum is a newly-established themed museum with umbrellas in Hangzhou. Since its opening, it has been one of the welcome tourist destinations of Hangzhou with its special tourist resources and unique charm. Umbrella in traditional Chinese literature is a classic image of romance and femininity. In many poems and essays, umbrellas are always connected with elegant ladies and mild gentlewomen.
Highlight: The Exhibition Hall of Chinese Umbrella Museum covers more than 2411 square meters. Through a tranquil and blue-painted path, massive umbrellas are being hung on the roof, which straightforwardly attract the tourists into a world of aesthetic world. From the origin, history, making, culture and craftworks, this themed museum thoroughly exhibits the uniqueness and poetic atmosphere created by the diversity of umbrellas.
After that, move on to the nearby China Knife Scissor and Sword Museum, Chinese Knife, Scissors and Sword Museum is established beside Chinese Umbrella Museum. Two museums share a joint entrance hall. After the main hall, and turn right, visitors reach Chinese Knife, Scissors and Sword Museum, which covers a total area of 2,460 square meters. Chinese Knife, Scissors and Sword Museum professionally exhibits a unique culture of Chinese traditional weapons and life tools.
Highight: Introduces a famous local scissor brand Zhang Xiaoquan and its well-known 72 procedures to make a scissor. Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors is China's traditional brand in handwork industry with more than 300 years of history.
At last, if time permits, your private tour guide will lead you to explore the Gongchenqiao Ancient Culture Street to know more about the history of Grand Canal Culture and the local citizens life style.
Drive you back to your hotel.
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